West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.20

Pollution concern at Holika Dahan

After about 35 years of holding their Holika Dahan event at BC Block, organisers were forced to change the location after residents complained it was causing pollution. Salt Lake Sanskrit Sansad has f...
By Brinda Sarkar and Shatadipa Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.20

Tests on samples of Iskcon duo

The Nadia district administration has sent samples of blood, sputum and swabs from nose and throat of two Iskcon devotees to Calcutta for Covid-19 test as they have been suffering from influenza for a...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.20

Holi in times of coronavirus scare

Holi has never been this drab. The abir was heaped in the markets, the water guns hung from the stalls but most revellers were too scared to pick them up and shout: “Holi hai!” Novel coronavirus 2...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Holi organiser faces music over speaker use

A day-long Holi celebration attended by Bengal minister of state Bachchu Hansda who danced to Bollywoood tunes at Tapan in South Dinajpur on Tuesday came under scanner as the organisers flouted the ba...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.03.20

100 years of no Holi for fear of ghost king

Residents of Durgapur village in Bokaro’s Kasmar block do not celebrate Holi — they are scared that the festivities will bring them epidemics and misfortune.For more than 100 years, 10,000 village...
By Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Bokaro

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.20

Drop in Holi-eve drink driving cases

Fewer people were booked for drink driving in the city on Holi-eve compared with last year. Sections in police are attributing the drop to the decision to stop using breathalysers to prevent the sprea...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.20

Park Circus camaraderie in colours

Park Circus Maidan, where a women-led protest against the new citizenship regime has been on since January 7, witnessed scenes of camaraderie with people celebrating Holi.On Tuesday, the women on vigi...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 10.03.20

Muted Holi celebrations, except at Fancy Bazar

People from different walks of life on Tuesday thronged devalayas, naamghars, xatras and temples across Assam to celebrate Holi.However, the footfall was relatively low at the gatherings, compared to ...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati

India  /  Published 10.03.20

Covid-19 cases: India count breaches 50 mark

Fresh new cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) infection were reported in Kerala and Karnataka on Tuesday, taking the total in the country to 55 — a substantial increase from the 44 a day earlier.K...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

Delhi  /  Published 10.03.20

Subdued Holi in Delhi due to coronavirus threat

The national capital witnessed a subdued celebration of the festival of colours on Tuesday due to the threat of coronavirus, while in parts of riot-affected northeast Delhi most people played Holi ins...
By PTI in New Delhi


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